UPDATE table_name SET [ ( column = expression [, ... ] ) ] [ WHERE condition ]


Update selected columns values in existing rows in a table.

The columns named in the column = expression assignments will be updated for all rows that match the WHERE condition. The values of all column update expressions for a matching row are evaluated before any column value is changed. When the type of the expression and the type of the column differ, the usual implicit CASTs, such as widening numeric fields, are applied to the UPDATE expression values.


Update the status of all purchases that haven’t been assigned a ship date:

UPDATE purchases SET status = 'OVERDUE' WHERE ship_date IS NULL;

Update the account manager and account assign date for all customers:

UPDATE customers SET
  account_manager = 'John Henry',
  assign_date = DATE '2007-01-01';


Some connectors have limited or no support for UPDATE. See connector documentation for more details.